The American brand has made some changes to its European teams, promoting Jonathan Petty to the role of managing director of Osprey Europe, while Tom Entwistle will become vice president of sales and product for EMEA.
SMCP has continued its run of impressive results with the owner of the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot brands saying that it saw double-digit sales growth last year with its turnover above €1bn for the first time.
Tiger of Sweden and By Malene Birger owner IC Group is selling its under-performing Saint Tropez brand to DK Company A/S and has also issued a warning that its remaining brands will be weaker than it had expected.
The ability of the UK’s key malls to attract top tenants was further illustrated on Friday when Peterborough’s Queensgate shopping centre said that high-end crystal jewellery brand Swarovski will open there this spring.
Budget fashion retailer Bonmarché issued a trading update on Friday and while its previous downbeat update had only been released last month, at least this one was a slightly - very slightly - more cheerful read.
International tourist spending was one of the few bright spots in UK retail last month and despite one of the worst festive seasons on record, tourists’ average transaction value rose in double-digits in December.
The Smiley Company had good news this week and said that last year was strong, despite the weak retail sector. And while full 2018 results are still being prepared, the first nine months suggest a healthy final figure.
The Hyères Festival 2019 has named Chloé's creative director and the jewellery designer as the presidents of its fashion and accessories juries, respectively, while Craig McDean will lead the photography jury.